The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s recent trip to China resulted in positive connections with Chinese companies that have shown interest in expanding into Nevada.
This is according to an announcement made by Tom Skancke, president and CEO of the organization. Making the trip was Skancke, LVGEA’s Chris Zunis, and Governor’s Office of Economic Development members Kristopher Sanchez and Maurey Bond. The team spoke in front of a group at a Shenzhen conference, toured an energy management facility, and were introduced to several Chinese companies that have an interest in Nevada and the Foreign Trade Zone. One of the companies, which manufactures smart phone components, has already booked a trip to Las Vegas in early May to explore more opportunities.
“The interest in doing business in Las Vegas was incredible”, said Skancke. “Our primary mission was to inform members of the Chinese business community that Las Vegas is a global business destination and a place to do business. We outlined the benefits of our Foreign Trade Zone as well as the tax climate here in Nevada and it was very appealing.”
Skancke and Sanchez made several presentations while attending the China Information Technology Expo (CITE) in Shenzhen. This expo is the Chinese equivalent of CES in Las Vegas.
“I am very excited about the prospects from this first visit,” Skancke said. “We are delivering on our new name and mission.”